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CHILD CARE ACCESS MEANS PARENTS IN SCHOOL PROGRAM
Goal: To support the participation of low-income parents in the postsecondary education system through the provision of campus-based child care services. Legislation: Subpart 7, Part A of Title IV of the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1070e).
Fiscal Year 1985 1990 1995

Funding History
($ in millions) Appropriation $0 $0 $0 Fiscal Year 2000 2001 2002 (Requested) Appropriation $5 $25 $25

Program Description
The Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program is designed to support the participation of low-income parents in postsecondary education through provision of campus-based childcare services. This program was authorized for the first time under the Higher Education Amendments of 1998. Under this program, discretionary grants of up to four years in duration are awarded competitively to institutions of higher education. Priority is given to childcare programs that (1) leverage significant local or institutional resources, and (2) utilize a sliding fee scale. Institutions may use the funding to support or establish a campus-based childcare program primarily serving the needs of low-income students enrolled at the institution. Grants may also be used to provide before and after school services. The authorizing statute defines a “low income student” as a student eligible to receive a Pell Grant during the year of enrollment at the institution. Grants are only to be used to supplement childcare services or start a new program. The Secretary of Education will not award grants that supplant funds for current childcare services. For more information, please visit the program Web site at: http://www.ed.gov/programs/campisp/

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Program Performance
OBJECTIVE 1: INCREASE ACCESS FOR LOW-INCOME PARENTS TO POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTIONS. Indicator 1.1 Persistence/Completion rate: The percentage of students receiving child care services who persist in and complete postsecondary education will meet or exceed target rate. Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Year 1999: 2000: 2001: 2002: Actual Performance No Data Available No Data Available Performance Targets No target set No target set Target to be developed Target to be developed Status: Unable to judge. Source: For persistence and completion: Program data. Frequency: Every eighteen momths. Next collection update: Fall, 2001. Date to be reported: 2002. Validation Procedure: Data will be supplied by child care centers with no formal verification procedure provided. Limitations of Data and Planned Improvements: We are hopeful the response rate will be high but are unsure of the percentage of child care centers that will be willing and able to obtain these data.

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